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Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 North Lincoln Avenue

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Chicago, IL 60614

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'Do black lives matter today?'
Black Lives, Black Words is a new staged reading series of ten minute plays from ten black Chicago playwrights. The ten minute play series is part of an international shared project to be hosted in Minneapolis, Cleveland, DC/Baltimore, and London, England that explores the urban black diaspora experience(s). These cities have had countless reports in the media, all negative, from police brutality to black on black violence but what are the views and other issues most prevalent to those who understand, live and work in the community?
Chicago based Contributing Producers: Pegasus Theatre, MPAACT, Black Ensemble Theatre's Black Playwrights Initiative alongside community partners eta Creative Arts Foundation and Congo Square .
Featuring works from playwrights: David Barr III, Shepsu Aakhu, Nambi E Kelley, Reginald Edmund, Tsehaye Hebért, Kristiana Rae Colón, Loy Webb, Elana Elyce, Celeste Cooper and more.

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Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 North Lincoln Avenue

Upstairs Main Stage Theater

Chicago, IL 60614

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Organizer Reginald Edmund, Pegasus Theatre Chicago

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Reginald Edmund is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been developed at esteemed theaters including Ensemble Theatre of Houston, Silver House Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Moving Arts, Karamu House, Pangea World Theater, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Texas State University Black and Latino Theatre Conference, the Last Frontier Theater Conference, History Theatre, Mixed Blood,  and the Kennedy Center. A resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and literary manager at Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Edmund received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University, and his MFA in playwriting at Ohio University. In 2010 he was named Winner of The Southern Writers Competition, and recognized by TCG as a 2011 Young Leader of Color. His play ‘Southbridge’ was named a winner of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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